Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Moody Blues kick off 2011 U.S. Tour in New Orleans

Rock icons to play at Mahalia Jackson Theater on April 27th

The Moody Blues will launch their 2011 U.S. tour nationwide kicking off on April 27, 2011 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans and will continue through June 11. The band, whose legacy spans four decades of hit-making and sell-out tours, will continue to entertain audiences with their timeless music. Says the New York Post of their live show: "The rockers played a set that reminded the sold-out Music Hall why (The Moody Blues are) one of the most important rock acts to ever come out of the U.K. ... the trio looked remarkably sound and sounded untouched by time..." Echoes USA Weekend: "Fans were on their feet applauding great music from a great rock n' roll band with staying power beyond anybody's 'wildest dreams.'" Says the St. Louis Post Dispatch: "The Moodies depend on nostalgic memories of their fans' youth, but they also know that in the present, these songs can still move the listener."

The Moodies' legendary hit "Nights In White Satin" originally released in 1967 from their landmark "Days Of Future Passed" album, just landed at #2 on the UK Rock Chart, and at #27 on the BBC Radio 1 chart, making it the fourth time that "Nights" has charted in its 40-plus year history. The song's resurgence ignited from a recent smash cover performance by Matt Cardle, current winner of Simon Cowell's hit UK show "The X Factor."

The Moody Blues have sold in excess of 70 million albums worldwide and have been awarded an astonishing 14 platinum and gold discs. Their incredible roster of hits includes: "Nights In White Satin," "Tuesday Afternoon," "Ride My See Saw," "The Story In Your Eyes," "Isn't Life Strange," "Question," "I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band)," "Your Wildest Dreams," and "I Know You're Out There Somewhere," to name a few. The Moody Blues' No. 1, Top 5, Top 10, Top 20, Top 40, Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold albums and singles, have generated sold-out tours on a consistent basis over the course of several decades, making them one of the top-grossing album and touring bands in existence.

Guitarist/vocalist Justin Hayward, bassist/vocalist John Lodge and drummer Graeme Edge, on this tour, will also offer their fans a special opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with them on their exclusive "Storytellers Experiences" and "Backstage Tours" exclusives, which will be available on select tour dates.

The ultimate Moody Blues VIP experiences now available to fans, will give them the rare opportunity to join the rock legends pre-show, telling some of their wildest personal stories and recounting decades of international performances to an intimate group of fans. The exclusive "Storytellers Experiences" will be available to purchase online at a first-come-first serve basis, and will take place before three select performances: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston, Texas on April 29; The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino / The Joint in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 13; and at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon on June 3.

At many of the 2011 selected concerts (dates to be announced), fans can also experience the Moody Blues' "Backstage Tour" which includes a tour of the stage in which fans can meet some of the crew, see the band's instruments and perhaps catch a glimpse of the band members themselves.

Both the "Storytellers" and "Backstage Tour" experiences include a front of the venue concert ticket, early access to the merchandise booth to get first choice of the tour items, and a specially prepared, limited edition merchandise package. Additional VIP packages are also available that include VIP seating and/or Merchandise packages. VIP experience details and on sale information are available through the Moody Blues' official fan club.

The U.S. tour is as follows:

4/27/11 - Mahalia Jackson Theater - New Orleans, LA
4/28/11 - Austin City Limits Live - Austin, TX
4/29/11 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Houston, TX
4/30/11 - Winstar Casino - Thackerville, OK
5/03/11 - Brady Theater - Tulsa, OK
5/04/11 - Lucky Star Casino - Oklahoma City, OK
5/05/11 - Midland Theatre - Kansas City, MO
5/07/11 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Denver, CO
5/08/11 - Pikes Peak Center - Colorado Springs, CO
5/11/11 - AVA Amphitheatre - Tucson, AZ
5/12/11 - Comerica Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
5/13/11 - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, NV
5/14/11 - Agua Caliente Casino - Rancho Mirage, CA
5/17/11 - Granada Theatre - Santa Barbara, CA
5/18/11 - Performing Arts Center - San Luis Obispo, CA
5/20/11 - Pechanga Resort & Casino - Temecula, CA
5/21/11 - Pechanga Resort & Casino - Temecula, CA
5/22/11 - Humprey's - San Diego, CA
5/24/11 - Marin Center - San Raphael, CA
5/25/11 - Visalia Fox Theater - Visalia, CA
5/28/11 - Silver Legacy Resort & Casino - Reno, NV
5/31/11 - Idaho Botanical Gardens - Boise, ID
6/01/11 - Cuthbert Amphitheater - Eugene, OR
6/03/11 - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall - Portland, OR
6/04/11 - Chateau Ste. Michelle - Seattle, WA
6/05/11 - Northern Quest Casino Theater - Spokane, WA
6/08/11 - Bluestem Center for the Arts - Moorehead, MN
6/09/11 - Orpheum Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
6/10/11 - Pabst Theater - Milwaukee, WI
6/11/11 - TBA

*Additional dates are TBA.

Search for Moody Blues tickets at Ticketmaster and TicketNetwork.com

- http://www.moodybluestoday.com/

Lil Wayne and Reggie Bush Join Field for Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational

The pro/celebrity event will air on ESPN on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 6

Celebrity A-listers competed on the lanes with professional bowlers for charity last week. Hip-hop giants Lil Wayne and Nelly, along with New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush joined five PBA champions and host Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets for the third annual Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational at Riverboat Lanes on the New Orleans Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base.

The pro/celebrity doubles event, which supports Paul's charitable CP3 Foundation, will air on ESPN on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. ET, for the third straight year as part of the PBA's TV schedule.

Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour stars participating were PBA Hall of Famers Pete Weber and Norm Duke, former PBA Rookies of the Year Jason Belmonte and Rhino Page, and former PBA Player of the Year Wes Malott, all members of Storm Products Pro Staff.

The standing-room-only crowd consisted of personnel from all four branches of the military and their families from the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base.

"The Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational has grown to be one of our most anticipated events every year," said PBA Deputy Commissioner Tom Clark. "Chris and his superstar friends love bowling with our stars and the PBA is proud to partner with the Paul family on behalf of the CP3 Foundation, which continues to brighten kids' lives."

In the doubles competition, Weber paired with fellow St. Louis native Nelly, Duke teamed up with Lil Wayne, and Malott and Bush were an imposing pairing. Belmonte and Paul partnered in an effort to defend their title. The teams competed in a stepladder finals for the unique Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational trophy. Page took on the four celebrities in a new "Super Clash" shootout to kick off the festivities.

NBA superstar LeBron James and the PBA's Jason Couch teamed up to win the inaugural Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational in 2008. Other celebrities who have competed in the event's history include Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant, Ludacris, Lamar Woodley, Jack Del Rio and Hines Ward.

Paul founded his CP3 Foundation in 2005 as a tribute to his late grandfather and the Winston-Salem, N.C., community where he grew up and starred at Wake Forest. The foundation has provided funding for activities ranging from a scholarship program to food drives to recreational support programs for underprivileged children in both Winston-Salem and New Orleans.

Paul, an avid bowler who frequently refers to bowling as his "second-favorite sport," is on his way to another NBA All-Star season. Both Lil Wayne and Nelly are Grammy-award winning artists with new recordings currently at the top of the Billboard charts. Former USC star Bush helped the Saints win their first Super Bowl title earlier in 2010.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Buddy Guy receives 5 Blues Music Awards nominations

Other nominees with Louisiana ties include Kenny Neal, Bnois King, Johnny Sansone, Dr. John, Henry Butler, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges, Irma Thomas and Bobby Rush

The 2011 Blues Music Awards will be held Thursday May 5, 2011 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. For more info, visit blues.org

2011 Blues Music Awards Nominees

Acoustic Album of the Year
Bet on the Blues, Paul Oscher
Booker's Guitar, Eric Bibb
Home Sweet Home, South Memphis String Band
Last Train to Bluesville, The Nighthawks
You Can Always Turn Around, Lucky Peterson

Acoustic Artist of the Year
Doug MacLeod
Eric Bibb
Guy Davis
John Hammond
Paul Oscher

Album of the Year
Ain't Got No Troubles, Eden Brent (recorded at Piety Street Studios)
Living Proof, Buddy Guy
Shake for Me, The Mannish Boys
The Devil is an Angel Too, Janiva Magness
The Well, Charlie Musselwhite

B.B King Entertainer of the Year
Buddy Guy
Janiva Magness
Joe Louis Walker
Kenny Neal
Super Chikan

Band of the Year
Derek Trucks Band
Magic Slim & the Teardrops
Nick Moss Band
Rick Estrin & the Nightcats
The Holmes Brothers
The Kilborn Alley Blues Band
The Mannish Boys

Best New Artist Debut
Chris O'Leary Band, Mr. Used to Be
Claudette King, We're Onto Something
Matt Hill, On the Floor
Peter Parcek 3, The Mathematics of Love
The Vincent Hayes Project, Reclamation

Contemporary Blues Album of the Year
Have Blues Will Travel, Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King
Living Proof, Buddy Guy
Name The Day!, John Nemeth
Still The Rain, Karen Lovely
The Devil is an Angel Too, Janiva Magness

Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year
Candye Kane
Janiva Magness
Karen Lovely
Robin Rogers
Shemekia Copeland

Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year
Buddy Guy
Joe Louis Walker
John Nemeth
Kenny Neal
Nick Moss

Black Hen/Transgrease, The Mississippi Sheiks Tribute Concert, Various Artists
Delmark, Live at Rooster's Place, Tail Dragger
NorthernBlues Music, Live at Ground Zero Blues Club, Watermelon Slim & the Workers
Ruf, Songs From The Road, Luther Allison
Woodward Studio, Nothing to Prove, Mac Arnold

Historical Album of the Year
Black Derby, Chicago Blues Buddies, Little Smokey Smothers & Elvin Bishop
Delmark, Jimmy Dawkins Presents the Leric Story, Various Artists
Delmark, Live in Boston 1966, Junior Wells & the Aces
Delta Groove, Harmonica Blues, Bob Corritore & Friends
Ruf, Songs from the Road, Luther Allison

Bill Stuve
Bob Stroger
Larry Taylor
Patrick Rynn
Steve Gomes

Cedric Burnside
Jimi Bott
Kenny 'Beedy Eyes' Smith
Robb Stupka
Tony Braunagel

Derek Trucks
Duke Robillard
Joe Louis Walker
Kirk Fletcher
Ronnie Earl

Bob Corritore
Charlie Musselwhite
James Cotton
Kim Wilson
Paul Oscher

Big James Montgomery
Doug James
Eddie Shaw
Keith Crossan
Terry Hanck

Gerry Hundt, Mandolin
Johnny Sansone, Accordion
Otis Taylor, Banjo
Rich Del Grosso, Mandolin
Sonny Rhodes, Lap Steel Guitar

Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)
Eden Brent
Reba Russell
Ruthie Foster
Sue Foley
Teeny Tucker
Zora Young

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player
David Maxwell
Dr. John
Eden Brent
Henry Butler
Mitch Woods

Rock Blues Album of the Year
Bingo, Steve Miller Band
Common Ground, Walter Trout
Live In Chicago, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band featuring Hubert Sumlin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Bryan Lee and Buddy Flett
Privileged, Nick Moss
Roadsongs, Derek Trucks

Song of the Year
Living Proof, Tom Hambridge/Buddy Guy, Living Proof, Buddy Guy
Please Mr. President, Bruce Iglauer/Wyzard/David Kearney, Bare Knuckle, Guitar Shorty
Rained All Night, Steve Gomes, Back In Style, Tad Robinson
Sad and Beautiful World, Charlie Musselwhite, The Well, Charlie Musselwhite
Still the Rain, Dennis Walker/Alan Mirikitani, Still The Rain, Karen Lovely

Soul Blues Album of the Year
24 Hour Woman, Denise LaSalle
Back in Style, Tad Robinson
Feed My Soul, The Holmes Brothers
Live in San Antonio, Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges
Nothing's Impossible, Solomon Burke
Stomp the Floor, Arthur Adams

Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year
Barbara Carr
Claudette King
Denise LaSalle
Irma Thomas
Sista Monica Parker

Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year
Bobby Rush
Curtis Salgado
Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges
Solomon Burke
Tad Robinson

Traditional Blues Album of the Year
Giant, James Cotton
Joined At the Hip, Pinetop Perkins & Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith
Passport to the Blues, Duke Robillard
Shake for Me, The Mannish Boys
The Well, Charlie Musselwhite

Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year
Alabama Mike
Charlie Musselwhite
James Cotton
Magic Slim
Super Chikan

- http://www.blues.org/bluesmusicawards/

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dr. John to be inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Today, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced the Alice Cooper Band, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love and Tom Waits as its 2011 performer inductees. Also being inducted this year as individual recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun Award are Jac Holzman and Art Rupe. The Award for Musical Excellence (previously the Sidemen category) will be presented to Leon Russell. The 26th annual ceremony will take place on Monday, March 14, 2011, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City and be broadcast on Fuse, Madison Square Garden's national music television network.

The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performer inductees were chosen by more than 500 voters of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. Artists are eligible for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first recording.

All inductees are ultimately represented in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Through approaches as creative and diverse as the music itself, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum tells the story of rock music with its exhibits, education programs and Library and Archives.

Presenters and performers at the induction will be announced at a later date.

- See all Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees from Louisiana

- Rock & Roll Hall of Fame web site

Dr. John photo by Bruce Weber

Dr. John, or Mac Rebennack as known to friends and family, is universally celebrated as the living embodiment of the rich musical heritage of New Orleans.

His very colorful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford. A notorious gun incident forced the artist to give up the guitar and concentrate on organ and piano.

Further trouble at home sent Dr. John west in the 1960s, where he continued to be in demand as a session musician, playing on records by Sonny and Cher, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones infamous Exile on Main Street, to name a few.

During that time he also launched his solo career, developing the charismatic persona of Dr. John The Night Tripper. Adorned with voodoo charms and regalia, a legend was born with his breakthrough 1968 album Gris-Gris, which established his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm & blues, psychedelic rock and Creole roots.

Several of his many career highlights include the masterful album The Sun, Moon and Herbs in 1971 which included cameos from Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger and 1973's In The Right Place, which contained the chart hits "Right Place Wrong Time" and "Such A Night."

Dr. John garnered Grammy award wins in 1989 (for "Makin' Whoopee!"), 1992 (Goin' Back To New Orleans), 1996 ("SRV Shuffle") and 2000 ("Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't My Baby").

In 2004, his musical love letter to the city of New Orleans, N'Awlinz Dis Dat or D'udda, was awarded the prestigious Académie Charles Cros 57ème Palmarès award in France. It was the first time since the 1970s that an artist from North America received the award.

He has also received six other nominations over the years. In 2007 he was nominated for a Grammy for Sippiana Hericane, his Hurricane Katrina benefit disc.

Other awards include the American Society of Young Musicians 2007 Trailblazer Award.

After Hurricane Katrina and government bunglers bashed New Orleans in 2005, Dr. John immediately stepped up to the plate with both generous relief fund-raising concerts and recordings and angry public words of protest. In 2008 he released City That Care Forgot, an album winning him a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album.

In the August 2010 release, Tribal, Dr. John revisited the classic swampy gris-gris style that put him on the map. Tribal has since received a Grammy nomination in the Best Contemporary Blues Album category (Grammy winners will be announced on February 13, 2011).

After a half century of creating music for others and himself, Dr. John continues to write, arrange, produce and interpret with a passion that has yet to wane. He continues to tour consistently, to the dazzle and delight of audiences across the globe.

- Dr. John page @ the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

- Dr. John Discography

- Dr. John official site


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lil Wayne to perform on New Year's Eve with Carson Daly on NBC, December 31st

Grammy Award-winner Lil Wayne, Grammy nominee Nicki Minaj and Reprise Records rock band My Chemical Romance will help ring in 2011 on "NBC's New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly."  Additionally, U2's Bono and The Edge talk with Daly about writing the score and lyrics for the new Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" during the holiday special.

The two-hour special will air live on Friday, December 31, beginning in primetime from 10-11 p.m. (ET), and continuing from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (ET) with the countdown to 2011 and the first performances of the New Year.  "NBC’s New Year's Eve with Carson Daly" will broadcast in high definition from the middle of the world's most famous New Year's Eve destination -- Times Square in New York City.

Beginning at 11:30 p.m. (ET), CNBC will join in the countdown festivities by simultaneously airing the New Year's Eve special. "Today" correspondents Natalie Morales and Amy Robach will also be returning to help Daly's coverage of the celebration with live reports from the heart of Times Square with nearly one million spectators.

In September 2010, Lil Wayne released the new album "I Am Not a Human Being." A game-changing artist, Lil Wayne released the album "Tha Carter 3" in 2008 and sold one million records in its first week. It was the biggest selling album of 2008 and his follow up album, "Tha Carter 4," is expected out in 2011.

Minaj's debut album "Pink Friday" was released on November 19, selling 375,000 albums in the first week, the most for a female hip hop artist since Lauryn Hill in 1998. Last October, Minaj became the first artist to have seven songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart simultaneously. Minaj is also the first female artist to top the Rap Songs chart unaccompanied since 2002. The Trinidad native currently has nearly 1.9 million twitter followers and a documentary on her quick rise entitled "My Time Now" recently premiered on MTV.

My Chemical Romance, a New Jersey band, released its fourth studio album, "Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys," on November 22.  Their new album debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Album chart.

World-renowned musicians Bono and The Edge talk about writing the music and lyrics for "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" on Broadway starring Reeve Carney as Peter Park/Spider-man.  The show opens January 11, 2011.

In 2009, 9.3 million viewers tuned in to watch "NBC's New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly." The annual special, which premiered in 2004, delivered its fifth-straight year of gains and scored its biggest ratings results to date. 

"NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly" is executive-produced by Daly and Alex Coletti through Universal Media Studios. Guy Oseary is co-executive producer.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Trombone Shorty Adds Fifth Continent To 'Backatown' Tour

Just announced as a 2010 Grammy nominee in the Best Contemporary Jazz Album category for his acclaimed Verve/Forecast debut CD, Backatown, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, the 24-year-old New Orleans singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and all-around musical powerhouse today announced newly added tour dates in Australia, Singapore and New Zealand. The Australia dates represent the fifth continent that Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue's Backatown World Tour will hit in the first year of release for the Grammy nominated CD. Backatown features the band's trademark "Supafunkrock" sound, an explosive, homegrown blend of funk, rock, R&B and hip-hop that has been exciting audiences worldwide.

This coming week the band returns for headlining dates in Japan where they were a highlight of this Summer's Fuji Rock Festival, a tour that directly preceded the band's debut tour of South America. Coming up in 2011 is a January trip to Jamaica, where Trombone Shorty will sit in with Warren Haynes and Gov't Mule. February brings a package tour of the U.S. with Latin Grammy winners Los Amigos Invisibles, highlighted by dates at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium and a special Grammy-eve show at the Conga Room in Los Angeles. That tour is followed directly by co-headline dates with Galactic in Boston on February 25 and at Terminal 5 in New York on February 26 (Galactic's sax player, Ben Ellman, produced the Backatown CD).

March sees another series of European dates prefacing an even more extensive run of European festivals in the Summer of 2011. Highlights of the April Australasia tour include a feature appearance at the Timbre Rock and Roots Music Festival in Singapore and Australia's Byron Bay Bluesfest, where the band joins International headliners Bob Dylan, B.B. King and Elvis Costello. Renowned festival favorites, the band has a summer already brimming with offers from top festivals across Europe and North America.

Last week, in conjunction with World AIDS Day (December 1), Trombone Shorty curated Red Hot + New Orleans, BAM's third programmatic partnership with the Red Hot organization, the premier music industry nonprofit dedicated to funding AIDS research and awareness. Shorty conducted and performed in two sold-out concerts that featured NOLA legends and fresh voices (Dr. John, Irma Thomas, Kermit Ruffins, Mannie Fresh, Ivan Neville, Partners In Crime, Marc Broussard and Ledisi) capped by a house-rocking, high-energy mini set from Trombone Shorty and his own band, Orleans Avenue. The shows raised much needed funds for New Orleans' NO/AIDS Task Force while artistically they were met with numerous standing ovations from two full houses and unanimous press raves including from Jon Pareles of The New York Times: "Trombone Shorty had clearly set out to present New Orleans as a city whose glory days aren't over ... it was a signal that the city's music would push ahead."

Trombone Shorty has also given approval for his song "Hurricane Season" (from Backatown) to be used by (RED), the ground-breaking AIDS fund-raising initiative.  A gratis license has been granted to (RED) so portions of the track can be featured as backing music on new (RED) "Making Of" promotional videos. (Earlier this year, "Hurricane Season" was heard weekly on MTV's The Real World, New Orleans as the opening title track.)

2010 has been a breakout year for Trombone Shorty and his six-piece world-touring band, Orleans Avenue. Backatown debuted at #1 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart, holding the top spot for nine weeks and still holding in the top five more than six months later.  In the first week of the CD's release the band performed a triumphant set at New Orleans' Jazz Fest with special guest Mystikal, followed the next month by a rousing return to Bonnaroo and a debut performance at the Hollywood Bowl in the Playboy Jazz Festival.  Other touring highlights included a historic performance at the 53-year-old Monterey Jazz Festival (topped by breaking the Festival's all-time CD sales record), followed the next month by a cross-Europe tour, highlighted by five shows in the coveted opening slot for Jeff Beck in the U.K. In November Shorty and Orleans Avenue supported Dave Matthews Band on tour. It seems every month has brought new milestones for the group as their reputation for exciting live performances spreads worldwide.

Trombone Shorty's recent TV appearances include The Late Show With David Letterman, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Austin City Limits, which aired nationwide on PBS. He also has a recurring role on the HBO series Treme.

Trombone Shorty is part of two other 2011 Grammy-nominated projects: his version of "Ooh Pooh Pah Doo" is on Treme, Music From the HBO Original Series, Season One, a nominee for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media; and he plays with Dr. John on "Down in New Orleans" (from Disney's The Princess and the Frog), nominated for Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.


12/13/2010 Club Quattro, Tokyo Japan
12/14/2010 Club Quattro, Osaka Japan
12/25/2010 House of Blues, New Orleans LA
12/27/2010 Private Event, New Orleans LA
12/29/2010 The Rex Theater, Pittsburgh PA
12/30/2010 Rams Head Live, Baltimore MD
12/31/2010 World Cafe Live, Philadelphia PA
01/01/2011 9:30 Club, Washington DC
01/03/2011 Private Event, New Orleans LA
02/02/2011 Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL
02/03/2011 University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point WI
02/04/2011 University of Wisconsin, Platteville WI
02/05/2011 University of Missouri, Columbia MO
02/07/2011 Neumos, Seattle WA
02/08/2011 Dante's, Portland OR
02/09/2011 Humboldt Brews, Arcata CA
02/10/2011 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz CA
02/11/2011 The Fillmore, San Francisco CA
02/12/2011 Conga Room, Los Angeles CA
02/15/2011 Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO
02/16/2011 Fox Theatre, Boulder CO
02/18/2011 Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater, Austin TX
02/19/2011 House of Blues, Houston TX
02/20/2011 House of Blues, Dallas TX
02/23/2011 The Orange Peel, Asheville NC
02/24/2011 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA
02/25/2011 Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA
02/26/2011 Terminal 5, New York NY
02/27/2011 Infinity Hall, Norfolk CT
03/05/2011 Krewe of Endymion, New Orleans LA
03/17/2011 Die Röhre, Stuttgart Germany
03/18/2011 Jazzhaus, Freiburg Germany
03/19/2011 Brotfabrik, Frankfurt Germany
03/20/2011 Beatpol, Dresden Germany
03/21/2011 Harmonnie, Bonn Germany
03/23/2011 gazArte, Athens Greece
03/24/2011 Banlieues Bleues Festival, Auberviliers France
03/25/2011 Internationale Jazzwoche Burghausen, Burghausen Germany
03/30/2011 Berks Jazz Fest 2011, Wyomissing PA
04/01/2011 Davis Fine Arts Theatre, Institute WV
04/10/2011 Tampa Bay Blues Festival, St. Petersburg FL
04/16/2011 Timbre Rock & Roots, Singapore
04/20/2011 The Corner, Melbourne Australia
04/21/2011 The Factory, Sydney Australia
04/22/2011 Bluesfest, Byron Bay Australia
04/23/2011 Bluesfest, Byron Bay Australia
04/24/2011 NZ Jazz Festival, Tauranga New Zealand
04/28/2011 Tri C Jazz Fest, Cleveland OH
05/04/2011 Private Event, New Orleans LA
05/20/2011 Friday Cheers, Richmond VA
05/21/2011 Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival, Thomson GA

- http://www.tromboneshorty.com/


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

GRAMMY Hall of Fame adds recordings by Clifton Chenier, The Meters, Sidney Bechet, Fats Domino

The Recording Academy announced the newest additions to its GRAMMY Hall of Fame collection on December 7th. The GRAMMY Hall of Fame was created in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old.

2011 inductees include recordings by Clifton Chenier (1976 Arhoolie Records album "Bogalusa Boogie"), The Meters (1969 Josie Records single "Cissy Strut"), Sidney Bechet (1939 Blue Note single "Summertime"), and Fats Domino (1960 Imperial Records single "Walking to New Orleans."

For a list of all GRAMMY Hall of Fame recordings by Louisiana music artists, visit the Louisiana Music at the Grammy Awards section of Satchmo.com.